150 years of Canada

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This year celebrates the 150th birthday of Canada and as we are going this year we are entitled to free national park passes. For anyone who may be going to Canada across the globe please do check it out and celebrate the beautiful landscapes and wildlife that Canada has to offer!

Taken from the Parks Canada website:

Why the big party in 2017? This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. A century and a half ago, in 1867, the Dominion of Canada was founded when four provinces united in Confederation.

In early September of 1864, delegates from the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Province of Canada (now Ontario and Quebec), gathered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to discuss the benefits of creating a new country. A month later, they met again in Quebec City, where they spent seventeen days hammering out Canada’s first constitution. These men succeeded in their mission and became known as the Fathers of Confederation.

On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was born, initially uniting the four provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. Since then, Confederation has expanded to the Pacific and Arctic oceans to include ten provinces and three territories. Rich in culture and history, and ecologically diverse, today Canada is a vibrant country that over 35 million people call home.

Visiting Canada this year? Head over to the Parks Canada website to get your free National Parks pass for 2017, maybe we’ll see you there!

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